Hello. My name is Cherise Johnson. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 13 years of experience in the social work field. My experience includes work with a diverse populations of varying age, sex, race, and cultures. I have had the opportunity to work in a multitude of settings, including hospitals, schools, community based agencies, and intensive in-home support. I have been blessed to be able to have each of these opportunities and I am sure that the knowledge that I have gained will be a benefit for you.
My therapeutic approach is first and foremost person-centered, allowing those that I work with to have active involvement in their personal growth. I make it obligatory to treat each of my clients with the respect, integrity, compassion, and empathy that they deserve. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Therapy. Having a multitude of treatment approaches in my toolkit allows me to utilize an eclectic approach to better meet my clients where they are and assist in getting them where they would like to be.
I just want to take a moment and say thank you so much for taking the time to read through my profile and get to know me a little. Beyond that thank you for taking the time to put yourself first and begin a new journey of healing and growth. I look forward to joining you on this journey. Until we meet, I would like to leave you with the quote that I live by, "Lord (or whomever you speak to when you're alone), grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.017780
Love her! She’s the best
Written on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Cherise for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd
Dr. Johnson is great. I am so glad I was paired with her. I look forward for our communications and her responses and suggestions. I can not recommend her highly enough.
Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Cherise for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief